Pakistan rejects India’s statement regarding OIC resolution on Kashmir dispute
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the untenable statement by the Indian ministry of external affairs on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resolution on Jammu and Kashmir dispute, ARY News reported.
In a statement, the Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhari said that the resolution was unanimously adopted at the 47th session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, held in Niger.
He said the OIC is the collective voice of the Muslim Ummah and the second largest international Organization after the United Nations with 57 members and five observer states.
The spokesperson said that Jammu and Kashmir is one of the oldest internationally recognized disputes on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which remains unresolved because of India’s intransigence and unwillingness to implement relevant UNSC resolutions and its own solemn commitments made to Pakistan, the Kashmiris, and the international community.
He said the latest OIC resolution is another forceful repudiation of India’s completely flimsy and legally untenable contention that Jammu and Kashmir is its ‘internal’ matter.
The OIC resolution is further proof that India can neither hide its gross and systemic violations of human rights of the Kashmiri people and the denial of their inalienable right to self-determination nor can it escape international censure of its egregious behaviour, he added.
The spokesperson said rather than dismissing the international community’s concerns as reflected in the OIC resolution, India would be well-advised to pay heed and stop its state-terrorism in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, end its illegal and forcible occupation of the valley and take concrete steps towards the solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.